Sun Microsystems quietly announces OpenSPARC Project

Sun Microsystems has quietly announced their OpenSPARC project that allows hardware hackers one of their most dreamed up creations to use Sun’s 64-bit, multithreaded UltraSPARC T1 processor. All of the design source, verification suite and simulation models have been opened up.
This definitely will create a major vacuum in the current Intel/AMD base since this opens up a whole new world of hobbyist hacking. With magazines such as MAKE on board and selling more and more issues, this will definitely be something to watch in the OSS community.
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